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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-22-10 10:13 AM
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Kudos to Fox News' Shepard Smith for NOT running the Breitbart video
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It's surprising that Shepard Smith still has a gig at Fixed Noise after he essentially would not play along with the Breitbart video attack when it came out and he deserves some recognition for standing up when it was not the easy thing to do. Here was his statement:

Shepard Smith Unloads On Fox News, White House Over Shirley Sherrod Scandal

"We here at Studio B did not run the video and did not reference the tale in any way for many reasons, among them: we didnt know who shot it, we didnt know when it was shot, we didnt know the context of the statement, and because of the history of the videos on the site where it was posted, in small we do not and did not trust the source."

http://finances2u.com/2010/07/21/shepard-smith-unloads-... /


He also correctly went after the communications team and others at the White House with their complicity in falling for the Breitbart bait with this statement:

an edited videotape on a widely discredited website that has had inaccurate postings of videos in the pastedited to the point where the world was deceivedwhat in the world has happened to our industry and the White House?how can they lead and govern if what theyre apprehensive about is something that happens on a cable news channel that theyve already said doesnt matter?

http://finances2u.com/2010/07/21/shepard-smith-unloads-... /


Even Smith knows Breitbart's website is "a widely discredited website that has had inaccurate postings of videos in the past".



Thank you, Shepard ...for having a spine.

Video/more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/21/shepard-smith-...


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  -Kudos to Fox News' Shepard Smith for NOT running the Breitbart video zulchzulu  Jul-22-10 10:13 AM   #0 
  - Maybe a Ku but without the do. He did the right thing, but he still works for Fox.  valerief   Jul-22-10 10:16 AM   #1 
  - For standing up in the belly of the beast is at least worth a kudo...  zulchzulu   Jul-22-10 10:20 AM   #2 
  - He'll get my -do when he leaves Fox. I still remember his wonderful  valerief   Jul-22-10 10:21 AM   #3 
     - Don't forget when the torture papers were released. n/t  vaberella   Jul-22-10 10:23 AM   #5 
  - Re; Maybe a Ku but without the do. He did the right thing, but he still works for Fox.  digitaln3rd   Jul-22-10 10:26 AM   #6 
     - I think Shepard is to Hannity/O'Reilly viewers as Scabby Joe is to KO/Rachel viewers.  valerief   Jul-22-10 12:15 PM   #10 
  - I don't believe the WH fell for this. But I really like Shepard Smith and he's of course amazing.  vaberella   Jul-22-10 10:23 AM   #4 
  - lol, this is such a better story for Fox than the original  sandnsea   Jul-22-10 10:40 AM   #7 
  - isn't that something?  SunsetDreams   Jul-22-10 10:46 AM   #9 
  - He seems a decent person, he should just leave Faux already.  Jennicut   Jul-22-10 10:45 AM   #8 
  - fuck fox news and fuck shep too.  mkultra   Jul-22-10 12:19 PM   #11 
  - Of course...  SnakeEyes   Jul-22-10 01:12 PM   #12 
  - Agreed... while no big fan of Shep, he does step up to the plate sometimes  zulchzulu   Jul-22-10 03:25 PM   #14 
  - Yeah. He definitely went against the culture and the mantra there.  David Zephyr   Jul-22-10 02:49 PM   #13 
  - ONCE AGAIN, "Shep Smith" has stood on the CORRECT side. Bravo Shep et al  quantass   Jul-22-10 03:44 PM   #15 
  - You Also Might Recall...  Steely_Dan   Jul-22-10 03:54 PM   #16 
 

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